PhD Funding

PhD Funding and Benefit Packages

Computing & Data Sciences

Boston University’s PhD programs on the Charles River Campus subscribe to a full funding model. This system guarantees all PhD students in good standing five years of stipend support, 100% tuition scholarship, and a health insurance credit. This approach reflects BU’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of researchers across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering.  The current stipend minimum for CDS is $43,000 for 12 months.  Students also receive, at no cost to them, health insurance (the SHIP basic plan) through Aetna Student Health. Full tuition and student services fees are also covered for PhD students on the Charles River campus.

For a full overview of cost of attendance, please see the University Tuition and Fee Schedule.